Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Feb 8, 2007
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2007
10:00 am Worship Service
Introit Praises 4 Him
“When We All Get Together With the Lord”
“Great Getting Up Mornin”
Time of Praise
Call to Worship
* Greeting Time
* Opening Hymn of Praise No. 493 ………..……. “Glory to His Name”
* Opening Prayer and God’s Greeting
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
Music Ministry Praises 4 Him
“That Day at Calvary”
“He Touched Me”
Tithes and Offerings for God’s Kingdom
Signing of the Fellowship Register
Children are dismissed for Children & Worship
* Prayer of Dedication
Living Word: Exodus 34:29-35 (Page 89)
II Corinthians 3:7-18 (Page 1120)
Message: “REMOVE THE VEIL” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 781 ……………………………………...…….. “Face to Face”
* Song of Departure No. 419 …………........………………….. “The Family of God”
* Postlude Organist, Karen Ver Hulst
Pianist, Ruth Tacoma
ELDERS INVITATION - If you have questions, concerns, joys, or
prayer needs that you would like to share, an Elder will be available
in the front of the sanctuary following the service this morning.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Worship Sequence No. 579, 580, 581 …………..………… “In God I Trust”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 585 ………………………………………………. “Be Still and Know”
Living Word: Genesis 15:1-6; 16; 21:1-20
Message “WAITING FOR THE PROMISE” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
* Closing Hymn No. 578 ……………………………………….. “Trusting Jesus”
* Postlude Pianist, Karen Ver Hulst
TODAY AT GRACE
OUR MINISTRY OF MUSIC this morning is presented by Praises 4 Him.
The members of this group are: Ben Van Kammen, Kurt Vander
Loon, Rob Vander Leest and Rob Schrock. We thank you for coming
and sharing with us today.
CHILDREN & WORSHIP
Children ages 3 & 4 years meet in Fellowship Hall with
Worship Leaders Danielle Vining & Jennifer Moody.
Children K – 2nd Grade meet in the choir room with
Worship Leader Sandy Farris.
11:20 AM–12:20 PM SUNDAY SCHOOL - There are classes available for
all ages three years old and upward. A nursery is available for those
children under the age of three.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School Guide Class will meet in the Consistory Room. Join
them for lively discussions relating to our Christian walk.
Songs and Psalms – Brad Class will lead this group in the Chapel.
This week we will look at Deborah’s Song in Judges 5.
You Were Shaped For Serving God – Meet at the Crossing.
5:30 PM HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH meet at the Crossing to go to the SCARS
REMAIN CONCERT at Resurrection Life Church. See Darrell if you
have any questions.
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2007
3:00 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
7:00 PM MISSION/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2007
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
6:45 – 8:15 PM NO SENIOR CHOIR TONIGHT
TURNAROUND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ARCTIC ANTICS – RESCUE 911 FOR KIDS PRESCHOOL – 5TH
GRADE! Meet in the Fellowship Hall.
LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets in the
THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - Join Pastor Vern Hettinga as he
continues a study of the Spirit Fruit. Meet in the
IN DEPTH BIBLE STUDY – Our group will not meet this week.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2007
9:00 – 11:00 AM THE ADIC at the Crossing. Join us for coffee,
donuts and fellowship! School supply give away today!
3:30 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
4:30 PM PRAYER MEETING in Pastor Rick’s office.
NEXT SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 18, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY our Youth will lead our Service. Our director of Children
& Youth, Darrell Delaney, will share the message “WHERE ARE
YOU PLANTED?” based on Psalm 1:1-3 and Jeremiah 17:5, 7, 8.
A NEW MEMBERS CLASS WILL BEGIN during the Sunday School hour.
Sign up in the narthex, or see Shari Dood if you have any questions.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
HEALTH CONCERNS – Deb Pierce underwent surgery to amputate a toe
on Friday. Jan VanWyk will continue to be hospitalized in
Ann Arbor for the time being. She welcomes your phone calls. You
can reach her at 734-936-5445. Caleb Zondervan continues to
improve at home. Gert Kerkstra is now at Haven Park Nursing
Home, 285 N. State Street, Zeeland. See the Prayers & Praise Line
for more Praise Reports and Prayer Concerns.
IN APPRECIATION – I would like to say “Thank You So Much” to my
Grace family for all the prayers, cards, calls, and concern shown to
me during my recent back surgery and stay at Mary Free Bed and
second stay in St. Mary’s. Thank you Pastor Rick for the calls and
visits, the Sunshine Committee for the wonderful meals, several
different people for the rides to and from the hospital, doctors’
offices, etc. and visits and other acts of kindness shown to me.
Above all, I thank God for all of you and for His healing care shown
to me. ~Lucille Sytsema
I would like to thank Pastor Rick, Christy Oppenhuizen, Bill Tacoma
and Louise Grimm for their visits during my recent hospital stay
and recovery. I would like to thank all of you for your prayers,
thoughts, and cards as they were greatly appreciated. It is very
comforting to know we have such a caring church family.
CONSISTORY VISION RETREAT – Reserve Saturday, March 3rd for this
PLEASE SAVE YOUR NEWSPAPERS – The Cadets will have a paper drive in
March. The trailer will be in the parking lot beginning March 5. If
you need any papers picked up contact Rick Veldheer at 453-8384.
THE FLOCKING CONTINUES! FUNdraiser to benefit the Alaska
Mission/Leadership Trip! See Darrell for more information or if you
have someone special you would like flocked!
HOUSE IN A BOX – If anyone would like to help with the build on Feb. 17
or if you would like to help prepare lunch for the workers, sign up
TODAY! We will contact you with the information.
THE SPECIAL OFFERING for the month of February is designated for the
GIDEONS. This special offering will be received on February 25th.
SOFTBALL ANYONE?? I know that with all the cold and snow it’s hard to
imagine that spring is just around the corner, but with spring comes
softball season. Judging from the trophies in the hall, it appears we
used to have quite a team! Anyone interested in carrying on that
tradition this year with a co-ed team, please see Nikki or sign up in
INNER CITY CHRISTIAN FEDERATION (ICCF) invites you to attend a
Benefit Concert featuring Jubilee, The Metropolitan Choir of
Praise, and The King’s Choraliers as they join their voices in an
evening of praise entitled “Love for Today and Always”. The concert
will be held on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 pm at the St. Cecelia
Royce Auditorium, 24 Ransom Ave, Grand Rapids. No admission
charge. Free will offering.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Today Upper Doors: Jim & Sally Herrema; Gladys Kessel
Lower Doors: Jan Higley
Feb. 18 Upper Doors: Dennis & Lisa Johnson, Erma Johnson
Lower Doors: Steve & Angie Hendrickson
Today AM Service: Diane Maitner, Cindy Wylie, Beth &
Rebekah Kubiak PM Service: Sue Stuk
Feb. 18 AM Service: Angie Hendrickson, Amy Grimm, Judy Beadle,
Sarah Dunkle PM Service: Ruth Postema
February Aisle 1 Aisle 2 Aisle 3 Aisle 4
Grimm Moody Dood Elkowitz
Prayers & Praise Line
February 11, 2007
The Prayer and Praise Line is a way to let our Grace Congregation
know about your prayer needs and praise reports.
Praise God for…
• Continued improvement for baby Caleb ~ now at home
• Many answered prayers
• The music ministry of Praises 4 Him
• Jan VanWyk in Ann Arbor and her family as they travel back & forth
• Janet Yonkers following hospitalization
• Deb Pierce following surgery
• Harold Sandoval, father of Becky Herrema, whose brain surgery was rescheduled for Feb. 14
• Marjean Tibbets with continuing back pain
• Matthew Vander Heide, son of Jim & Shelia Mc Elroy, as he makes preparations to leave for basic training in California on March 5
• Those in our congregation with continuing heath concerns
• Irwin Huizen after his fall
• Janet Yonkers recuperating at home following recent hospitalization
• Gert Kerkstra now at Haven Park Nursing Home
• The following friends and family members with health concerns:
Carol Hoekstra, Lara Class, Samantha Allan,
Gordon Ver Merris, Cathy Duinkerken (Schoolenberg), Hope
Munguia, Lori, sister of Nikki Probst, Bob Benthin, Shirley Honorable
• Mc Elroy’s nephew, Michael Beemer and Elkowitz’s neighbor, Frank Senko serving in Iraq
• Our Shut-in’s including: Mrs Dorothy Church, Mr Irwin Huizen,
Mrs Gert Kerkstra, Mrs Gen Kroon, Mr & Mrs Ade Peterson,
Mrs Ann Rozema, Mrs Miriam Schrotenboer, Mrs June
Snyder, Bill & Henrietta TeRonde, Leora Totten, Mr Casey
Ver Merris, Mrs Margaret Zylstra
As other prayers are shared, you are invited to write them down and
include them in your prayers for our congregation this week. Please
keep the church informed of your prayer needs and praise reports!
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